Italian Coppa Italia
There were two things Juventus needed to worry about when facing Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia semifinal.
The first was the Viola's ability from set pieces. After all, only Atletico Madrid and Werder Bremen have scored more via this method in all of Europe's top five leagues this season.
The second? Mohamed Salah, the pacy arrival who has made quite the impact on the Italian club, scoring six goals in the seven matches he's played.
So what happened Thursday? Salah scored twice while Fiorentina...
Mohamed Salah drew praise from his teammates, manager and the Fiorentina boardroom as the in-form Chelsea loanee scored two goals to help his team defeat Juventus on Thursday.
Salah has scored six goals in seven games for Fiorentina since arriving from Chelsea in January.
Fiorentina broke through with a piece of individual magic from Salah, who broke with the ball from within his own half and scored after reaching the opposite box.
"I've played with fast players before, but Salah is very technically...
Juventus manager Max Allegri admitted that Fiorentina "deserved to win" after they became the first visitors to prevail at the Juventus Stadium in nearly two years.
Bayern Munich were the last team to beat Juventus on their home turf in April 2013, but a goal in each half from Mohamed Salah saw Fiorentina take a 2-1 advantage into the second leg of the Coppa Italia semifinals.
"We knew Fiorentina were in fine form and I'd say it was a good first half from both teams," Allegri told Rai Sport. "After...
Raising his tally to six goals in seven matches since arriving on loan from Chelsea, Mohamed Salah scored twice as Fiorentina defeated Juventus 2-1 in Turin in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semifinal.
Juventus' 47-game home unbeaten streak came to an end. No visitors had won at the Juventus Stadium since Bayern Munich in April 2013.
Salah opened the scoring on a remakable 60-yard run that started in his own half, cut across the pitch past three defenders, and ended with a shot past Juventus...